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's power- sharing government. in the wake of the school massacre in newtown, connecticut, a push for tougher gun laws is gaining momentum. at a memorial service, president barack obama call for action but stopped short of saying what that might entail. several democratic senators are calling for laws to curb gun violence. >> meanwhile, funeral services were held for two victims of the deadly shooting. 27 people died, many of the children, when the gunman opened fire on the school. he was heavily armed with hundreds of bullets. >> family, friends, loved ones gathered in newtown to bid a final farewell to two young boys who lost their lives much too early. noah was 6 years old. this will it's remembered him as a happy child who loved animals. -- his schoolmates remembered him as a happy child who loved animals. >> she said whenever she told him she love him, his answer was not as much as i love you. >> meanwhile, the gun debate in america is bubbling back up to the surface. one american politicians said the tragedy could have been prevented if the school principal had a weapon of h
in the state of virginia, part of their constitutional guarantee to self-defense, but the deaths in connecticut have revived the debate about what kinds of weapons are needed for self- defense. many now want washington to come up with stricter laws about public access to guns. that would include a ban on semi-automatic weapons like the one used to kill people in newtown. >> i do not believe the second amendment covers them. the second amendment was written and a long time before this class of weapons was founded, merchandise, and spread all over our country. >> the national rifle association has broken its silence about last week's killings. in a statement, the nra says its members are shocked and saddened by the horrific and senseless murders. the powerful lobby has a press conference scheduled for friday, and some hope that it will accept stronger restrictions on the sale of assault weapons, but many gun owners think a ban is useless. >> my opinion is that is a natural knee-jerk reaction. we had an assault weapon ban in the pace -- in the past. that law expired and expired for a reason -- it
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